Red-White Spring Football Game Set for Saturday
April 20, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland football team will hold its annual Red-White Spring game on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium.
The game will cap off the Terps' 15-practice spring campaign which began on Tuesday, March 24.
The spring game is also the culmination of Maryland Day, an annual campus celebration.
Admission to the game is free. Gates will open at noon for an autograph session (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) with Ralph Friedgen and the players.
Spring Game Information:
Game Format: The spring game will pit the Red team vs. the White team under a normal format with four 12-minute quarters. There is also a third team - the Black squad - which features offensive linemen and specialists who are eligible to play for either Red or White. Players will be able to switch teams and the quarterbacks will be in yellow jerseys (non-contact).
Byrd Stadium Access: Fans must enter the stadium on the North side of the field -- opposite Tyser Tower (under the Upper Deck). Fans will not be allowed to enter on the South side due to the construction on the press box. Gate F (west side) will open at noon for the autograph session (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.). Gate C (north side) will open at the conclusion of the autograph session. Seating will be limited to Sections 2 through 15 in the Lower Bowl.
Parking: Fans attending just the Red-White Spring Game should park in the Terrapin Trail Garage (TTG). Parking is free. Westbound traffic will take University Blvd (Rt. 193) to Paint Branch Drive (left turn) and make the first right to Terrapin Trail. All eastbound traffic on University Blvd will take Terrapin Trail (right turn) directly into the garage. Fans attending earlier Maryland Day festivities, then going to the game can park for free in the first available lot and walk to the stadium from other events. Lot 1, Stadium Drive Garage, and Regents Drive Garage will be available for convenient free parking early in the day.
Radio/TV: Due to construction on the Byrd Stadium press box and suites, there will be no radio or TV broadcast, nor any video streaming of the game.